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We welcome all of the different cultures, identities, talents, and interests represented in our community. We encourage students and alumni to explore how employers and organizations value belonging in the workplace in order to build an inclusive culture with diverse perspectives.

Diversity Recruiting Events

  • Diversity Meet & Greet (DMG)
    This event is held each fall semester where employers with strong diversity initiatives can network with affinity student organizations through a “reverse career fair/student org showcase.” Our program goal brings together employers who have strong diversity initiatives (like Employee Resource Groups, diversity training, lunch & learn discussions, to name a few) with underrepresented students (first-generation, low-income, students of color, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized social identities). The Fall 2022 Diversity Meet & Greet will be held on September 28 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM PT on the University Park Campus. Registration for students will open in August on connectSC. Interested student organizations should fill out this form to participate as an exclusive partner. For further questions, email The Fall 2021 Diversity Meet & Greet was held on September 2021 with 41 employers and 13 student organizations with strong equity, inclusion and diversity programs at their organization.
  • Diverse Student Perspectives Discussion
    This event offers students the opportunity to speak directly to employers about recruiting, equity, and belonging. Facilitated by the USC Career Center, students from minoritized populations speak about their diversity recruiting experiences and provide insight into additional ways that employers can increase access to diversity student groups and engage students through the entire recruitment and employment process. Employers will have the opportunity to listen, ask questions, and participate in a meaningful conversation on enhancing inclusion and equity within your organization. Interested USC students can fill out this form to be a panelist for a future panel and speak directly to recruiters about equity, inclusion, and belonging in recruiting. The Fall 2022 Diverse Student Perspectives Discussion will be held on October 18 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM PT virtually.
Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Takeaways from the USC First-Gen Alumni Panel

On January 24, 2024, the USC Career Center hosted a First-Gen Alumni Panel to discuss pathways to post-graduation success. It provided a platform for USC alumni to reflect on their journeys, share insights, and offer valuable advice to current students. …

By Sarah Ju
Sarah Ju
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Resources for Veterans On & Off-Campus

In the pursuit of higher education, veteran students encounter unique challenges stemming from their military service. Recognizing the distinctive needs of this demographic, this article serves to outline the diverse range of resources available to veteran students both on and off campus.

By Sarah Ju
Sarah Ju
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Job Searching as a Disabled Person: Questions and Resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

While the process of job searching can be intimidating for anyone, this intimidation can be magnified when someone lives with a disability. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the USC Career Center would like to address some commonly …

By Victoria Bandini
Victoria Bandini
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